The Challenges Of Poverty In South Africa

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It is known to all that poverty in Africa is a global tough issue has puzzled us decade after decade. Poverty remains one of South Africa’s greatest challenges, mainly because it is inherited—- huge population, unemployment and Apartheid. Meanwhile, poverty impacts South African children’s rights in a variety of ways, especially in education system, which also prevent the economical process from going forward. Obviously, growing up without sufficient water and nutritious food as well as inadequate and overcrowded housing may impact heir health, growth and development. In other words, whether a country will develop greatly or not sometimes depends on the talent and ability of children. Hence I found four articles about poverty in South Africa …show more content…
Then came the effects that covered many aspect of black people’s life including education, work and property. According to the findings of the 1994 October Household Survey (OHS) of South Africa’s Central Statistical Service, people in 76% of the population, were more likely to be affected by inequality and relative deprivation. “As many as 64% of Africans of all ages, and 70% of Africans aged between 0 and 15 years, lived in non-urban areas.” As a result, Africans were more likely than other population groups to live in shacks and in traditional dwellings, and to had less access to domestic infrastructure such as water, sanitation and electricity. Compared with the first article I find, due to “Apartheid”, for black children, there are still too much unequal treatment, which leads to many children are not allowed to accept education. The research group concluded that “apartheid” finally came to an ending in 1994. But until now, apartheid is a social injustice because it brought suffering to non-white people and it took away their rights to …show more content…
The research found that the extreme poverty in South Africa made it very diverse. There were two distinct groups: the rich and the poor. In this study, they found there are 56% children lived in poverty today in South Africa, and it showed that the youth were worse affected by poverty than the older group. There were “53 % of the South African population lived below the poverty line, with 45% being children below the age of 16.” In addition, children have to travel long distances to school. The study shows “One in six children lives far from their primary school, and one in five lives far from their high school.” Compared with the second article which was conducted 20 years ago, this finding was conducted 10 years ago, but I can see the different result in two studies. In 2001, South African fortunately provided some schools for rural children so that they could be able to attend schools, but the negative effect was that they had to walk a long distance to go to school, so many children might give up halfway, and some of them even had no

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